Company E of the 167th Infantry of the Alabama National Guard Armory

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Company E of the 167th Infantry of the Alabama National Guard Armory
COMPANY E OF THE 167TH INFANTRY OF THE ALABAMA NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY; MARSHALL COUNTY,.jpg
The armory in May 2008
Company E of the 167th Infantry of the Alabama National Guard Armory is located in Alabama
Company E of the 167th Infantry of the Alabama National Guard Armory
Company E of the 167th Infantry of the Alabama National Guard Armory is located in the United States
Company E of the 167th Infantry of the Alabama National Guard Armory
Location1215 Rayburn Ave., Guntersville, Alabama
Coordinates34°20′58″N 86°18′9″W / 34.34944°N 86.30250°W / 34.34944; -86.30250Coordinates: 34°20′58″N 86°18′9″W / 34.34944°N 86.30250°W / 34.34944; -86.30250
Area3.2 acres (1.3 ha)
Built1936 (1936)
Architectural styleWPA Moderne
NRHP reference #05000842[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 12, 2005

The Company E of the 167th Infantry of the Alabama National Guard Armory is a historic building in Guntersville, Alabama. The armory was built in 1936 by the Works Progress Administration. It was one of 36 buildings constructed by the WPA for the Alabama National Guard, however its hilltop location, rough limestone block construction, and two towers flanking the main entry give it a castellated style, rather than the Streamline Moderne style of the other state armories. In 1978, the company was dissolved, and the armory was used as a fire station until 1998.[2]

In 2006 it was renovated into the Guntersville Museum, and sits as the centerpiece of a public park, which includes a library and community theater.[3] The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  2. ^ Ford, Linda; Christy Anderson (May 3, 2004). "Company E of the 167th Infantry of the Alabama National Guard Armory". National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. National Park Service. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 9, 2014. Retrieved August 9, 2014. See also: "Accompanying photos". Archived (PDF) from the original on August 9, 2014. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  3. ^ "About Us". Guntersville Museum. City of Guntersville. Archived from the original on November 19, 2014. Retrieved August 9, 2014.